Derby

Major £1.2m Derby road scheme completed

A £1.2m improvement scheme on one of Derby's major roads is set to be completed after seven months of work.

Work on The Morledge has seen the creation of more disabled parking spaces, a new taxi rank and better bicycle parking.

New street furniture, lighting and natural stone have also been put in place.

Councillor Matthew Holmes, from Derby City Council, added the street had also been made more pedestrian-friendly.

Mr Holmes, cabinet member for planning and environment, said: "The works are another significant improvement to the city centre and underline that Derby is open for business despite the tough financial climate.

"I am sure the new Morledge will benefit pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and public transport users."

The official end of the project will be marked on Wednesday when the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Amar Nath, will lay the final paving slab.

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